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ED TISCHLER TO HEAD UP GRAVITY MEDIA UK BUSINESS Posted: 21/01/2020
ED TISCHLER TO HEAD UP GRAVITY MEDIA UK BUSINESS

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has promoted Ed Tischler to the position of Acting Managing Director. In this new role, Ed will be responsible for the strategic direction and commercial performance of all Gravity Media’s UK-based operations, which include Media Services & Facilities, Production & Content and Equipment Rental & Sales. This appointment follows the recent move to the single brand of Gravity Media late last year and Ed will take the lead in integrating the former Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast and Input Media businesses in the UK. In addition, Layla Cook has also been promoted, becoming Gravity Media’s new UK Broadcast Equipment Rental Manager. 

Ed will report directly into John Newton, Gravity Media’s CEO. In the UK he will work closely with James Gander who continues to oversee Gravity House, the Soho post-production facility, as well as the integrated workflows service for live broadcast and feature film post-production and Steve Norris, the new Director, Production and Content. 

Layla will now oversee Gravity Media’s extensive inventory of the latest professional equipment which includes 4K-ready lenses, cameras and live production tools.

Tags: appointment | Gravity Media | live | broadcast | production | facilities | content | equipment | rental | sales
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Edgeware and ENENSYS Technologies Form Product Sales Alliance Posted: 21/11/2019
Edgeware and amp; ENENSYS Technologies Form Product and amp; Sales Alliance

Edgeware & ENENSYS Technologies ('ENENSYS') announced today that the two companies are forming a technological and global sales alliance. Edgeware, the leading provider of content preparation, unicast CDN and streaming solutions for broadband operators, and ENENSYS, the leading provider of Multicast ABR and LTE Broadcast media streaming solutions to network operators, will cooperate on key opportunities which leverage the strengths of each in their respective markets.

Edgeware has deployed over 200 private unicast CDNs globally and continues to innovate in the area of internet TV delivery, which requires unicast (one to one) streaming technology. ENENSYS has been a leader in the deployment of 4G/5G Broadcast and OTT Multicast solutions for mobile operators globally, leveraging the multicast capabilities of their private networks. Together, the two companies can offer a truly unique media delivery portfolio – to both the broadband fixed line and mobile operator markets.

Customers interested in knowing more about the integrated solutions now available thanks to this new Edgeware-ENENSYS collaboration are invited to contact their local sales representative, or submit a request via https://www.enensys.com/contact/ or https://www.edgeware.tv/contact/

Tags: Edgeware | ENENSYS | TV | OTT | online | streaming | CDN | 4G | 5G | partnership | alliance
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LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS Posted: 11/11/2019
LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

 

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has appointed former Pac-12 Networks Sr. Director, Content Production Laura Podolak Waddell as its new Director, Strategic Partnership Management for North America. Laura joins the team to enhance brand relationships with a focus on an ongoing studio operations project that Gravity Media is overseeing for a major media and technology brand.

After nearly a decade of local news production for radio stations in Colorado and California, Laura became part of Pac-12 Networks’ launch team in 2012. The considerable amount of broadcasting experience she gained during her time there has led her to join Gravity Media where she will bring teams across the country closer together to streamline production processes and improve content output for clients. As Laura emphasises, the role comprises everything that fascinates her about production; “compelling content, a fast-paced environment and all the unique personalities of content creators.”

Laura’s past seven years at Pac-12 Networks were focused on relationship building, enhancing communication across content teams and implementing production best practices. The biggest challenge she’s seen in the broadcasting industry over that time was engaging a young audience, finding out where the younger viewers are consuming content and what sports they’re most interested in watching to entice the next generation of fans. “Nobody can predict exactly where media consumption is going, but what we do know, is that people want to watch engaging content,” she notes.

Tags: Gravity Media | appointment | Gearhouse Broadcast | HyperActive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment
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GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE Posted: 01/11/2019
GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE

Gravity Media Group was formed in 2000 to purchase leading broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast which was founded in 1993. In 2015 the group acquired HyperActive Broadcast, a leading international provider of post-production and live workflow solutions for both film and TV which was established in 1985.

In 2016 the group secured substantial investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners and in 2017 it took over leading sports production company Input Media and Australian communications solutions company Stranger Designs. In 2018 Gravity Media bought Germany-based Genesis Broadcast Services to meet the needs of the production markets of Northern Europe and acquired Proshow Broadcast, a leading supplier of mobile production solutions to broadcasters, producers and rights holders throughout North America. In September 2019, Gravity Media acquired Chief Entertainment, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services.

Gravity Media worked with Superunion, the leading global brand agency, to develop its new brand strategy and visual identity which is now being rolled out across the business world-wide.

John Newton, CEO at Gravity Media, commented:

“At Gravity Media we are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

“We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites. Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of four well known broadcast and production houses: Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment.

“We are confident that this change and our new modern branding will make it easier for our clients to recognise Gravity Media as the leading provider of live broadcast facilities and production services.”

 

Tags: broadcast | production | sport | media | news | entertainment | Gearhouse Broadcast | Hyperactive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment | Gravity Media
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Gearhouse Broadcast expands Event Comms capabilities with major Riedel Bolero investment Posted: 01/10/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast expands Event Comms capabilities with major Riedel Bolero investment

Gravity MediaRiedel Bolero wireless intercom systems for its burgeoning Event Communications business. This significant kit investment is in response to the growing market demand for the Bolero system that is capable of supporting 10 beltpacks per antenna and up to 100 antennas in a single deployment. It also highlights Gearhouse’s vendor agnostic approach, with it now able to offer its customers a choice of either the Bolero or fellow class-leading solution, Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II, alongside its in-house expertise and support.

Tags: wireless intercom | broadcast | entertainment | live production
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Mediability partners with Vimond to extend their Software-as-a-Service offering with video-editing in the cloud and a complete OTT platform Posted: 13/09/2019
Mediability partners with Vimond to extend their Software-as-a-Service offering with video-editing in the cloud and a complete OTT platform

Mediability, Scandinavia’s largest professional equipment provider and systems integrator, and Vimond, software company delivering online broadcast solutions, today announced a partnership to offer customers video editing in the cloud through Vimond IO and a complete platform for video content delivery and OTT services through the Vimond platform.

Tags: Mediability | Vimond | systems integrator | OTT | cloud | video editing | production | VOD | content delivery | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Mediability expands customer offering with new Graphics Workflow division Posted: 12/09/2019
Mediability expands customer offering with new Graphics Workflow division

Mediability, Scandinavia’s largest professional equipment provider and systems integrator, has launched a new Graphics Workflow division to help customers implement their end-to-end graphics and branding projects. As part of the initiative, the company has also announced a new partnership with Singular.Live, and is now its primary partner in the Nordics for Singular.Live’s portfolio of interactive on-stream, on-device and on-demand graphic overlay products.

Tags: Mediability | Scandinavia | systems integrator | Graphics Workflow | interactive | on-stream | on-device | on-demand | Vizrt | Caspar CG | broadcast | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Mola TV chooses Input Media to produce its English Premier League football show Posted: 12/09/2019
Indonesia and rsquo;s Mola TV chooses Input Media to produce its English Premier League football show

London-based sports independent Input Media is to produce a new studio show for Indonesian broadcaster Mola TV who have acquired the English Premier League rights for their territory. Gravity Media-owned Input Media will produce their studio wrap-around show around a selection of live games throughout the Premier League season.

Tags: Input Media | Indonesia | broadcast | Mola TV | Premier League | Gravity Media | live games | live event | video | live | UHD
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FIBA delivers ambitious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 production with Gearhouse Posted: 12/09/2019
FIBA delivers ambitious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 production with Gearhouse

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, is providing a range of facilities to FIBA, through is entity FIBA Media, for its host broadcast of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. These include the deployment of Gearhouse’s Flypack portable production systems at three of the eight official venues, with a UHD solution being used in Beijing where the Final will be held. The 32-team tournament takes place across China between 31 August – 15 September.

Tags: Flypacks | UHD | FIBA | FIBA Basketball World Cup | production | broadcast | portable production | TV
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Software start-up 7Mountains transforms the traditional newsroom with its new cloud-based storytelling system Posted: 04/09/2019
Software start-up 7Mountains transforms the traditional newsroom with its new cloud-based storytelling system

7Mountains, a software start-up from Media City Bergen, is launching DiNA at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. DiNA is a cloud-based storytelling tool for journalists and editors, built with modern, web-based technology and a focus on the end user.

Tags: 7Mountains | Mediability | DiNA | launch | IBC | journalists | editors | web | technology | broadcast | cloud | platform | software | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Gravity Media completes Chief Entertainment acquisition in Australia Posted: 04/09/2019
Gravity Media completes Chief Entertainment acquisition in Australia

Deal creates premier provider of live and fast-turnaround programming with studios and post-production facilities

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has completed the acquisition of Chief Entertainment Pty Limited, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services, from Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. Gravity Media already operates in Australia under the Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast and Input Media brands and this acquisition will complement the existing Input Media production centres in the UK as well as its Melbourne production and Sydney post-production facilities. The transaction completed on Friday 30th August 2019.

Tags: Gravity Media | Chief Entertainment | acquisition | post-production | studio | broadcast | live | production | Sydney | Australia | Melbourne | UK | TV | networks
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Gravity Media further expands in Australia with Chief Entertainment acquisition Posted: 19/08/2019
Gravity Media further expands in Australia with Chief Entertainment acquisition

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has agreed to acquire Chief Entertainment Pty Limited, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services, from Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. Gravity Media currently operates in Australia under the Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast and Input Media brands and this acquisition will complement the existing Input Media production centres in the UK as well as its Melbourne production and Sydney post-production facilities. The transaction has not yet completed and is expected to complete by the end of August, subject to certain conditions being satisfied.

Tags: Gravity Media | Chief Entertainment | acquisition | studio | post-production | broadcast | live | production | Sydney | Australia | telecommunications | technology | August | television | digital | TV | networks | entertainment | connectivity | content
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